29 Jan 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more
The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.
29 Jan 2021
AOC urges US Congress to investigate Robinhood's GameStop freeze
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the US Congress to investigate trading app Robinhood over its GameStop freeze.
29 Oct 2020
US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google
The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.
16 Sep 2019
Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston
United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.
27 Apr 2018
Facebook sales up by 50% despite Cambridge Analytica scandal
Despite the recent massive data privacy scandal involving political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, Facebook's quarterly sales have risen by almost 50% at the end of the first quarter of 2018.
13 Sep 2017
Anti-porn crusader US Senator Ted Cruz is trending for porn!
US Senator Ted Cruz faced an embarrassing situation when his verified Twitter account "liked" a two-minute video by @SexuallPosts on Monday.
08 Sep 2017
US Senate approves $15bn hurricane relief package, raises debt ceiling
The US Senate has passed a $15.25 billion relief package for Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
16 Aug 2017
James Alex Fields Jr: Know the Charlottesville attacker
The recent attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia added itself to the long list of hate crimes perpetrated by white supremacists in the US and elsewhere in the world.
14 Aug 2017
Virginia violence: White House defends Trump's controversial response
US President Donald Trump has come under criticism for not explicitly condemning white supremacists that most are blaming for the Charlottesville violence.
13 Aug 2017
Virginia: Far-right rally turns violent, 1 killed and 19 injured
In a disturbing instance, a car rammed into a crowd opposing a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killing one person and leaving 19 injured.
19 Aug 2016
US announces handing over of the internet domain name system
On Tuesday, the US government approved the transition of managing the internet domain naming system in October to a non-profit organisation, ICANN, essentially privatizing the process under a multinational, multi-stakeholder model.